With this picture, I want to celebrate the Rat Rod. Much of my 2018 adventures were to go to numerous car shows around the country. The one in Des Moines was probably the biggest. There were thousands of cars there, but I kinda think this was one of my favorites. Rat Rods are usually built by the owner who builds them on the weekends. Continue reading Rat Rods
Sometimes reality is in itself abstract. An example of that is above. It was taken at a Des Moines museum a few years ago. How creative. Continue reading Sometimes Reality IS Abstract
No I am not talking about the Los Angeles freeway, I am talking about the GoodGuys Car show in Des Moines Iowa I recently attended. I think you know by now that I am a car guy. The shelves of the study are lined with 1/32 scale models of them. When I’m too lazy to do anything else I am usually watching a car show on the Motor Trend channel. I am a car guy.Continue reading “Cars, Cars, and More Cars…”
Sometimes creative things sneak up on you. That was the case when I came across this picture in an Des Moine museum a few ago. I don’t know who put this box of eggs together but they were genius. Continue reading Box Of Eggs..
Here we are in mid-January in the Midwest so there isn’t much growing. But that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the flowers I found in the Des Moines Botanical Gardens a few years back. I haven’t had to deal with much snow so far but I still got the winter blahs…. so I need plenty of flowers. 🙂 As usual click on any pic to see … Continue reading Flowers In The Middle Of Winter…
I love creative things. Who would have thought to put hundreds of different eggs into a box? Someone thinking outside the box, pun intended, that is for sure. I know this picture came from my trip to Des Moines Iowa but I can’t remember which museum it was in there. Continue reading Box Of Eggs..
I love the colorful circles outside the planetarium in Des Moines. They are very creative. But I am most attracted to architectural features like the inside of the dome. There is just something about architectural symmetry that draws me in. Continue reading Des Moines Creativity
Iowa is pretty much known as corn to many of us so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to see this very large picture of corn in the State House in Des Moines. I am not making fun of Iowa as my home state of Indiana is known for much the same thing. In fact Iowa is one of my favorite states and Mount … Continue reading Corn….
I am having another symmetry attack and need to get it out of my system. This picture of symmetry was taken at the Des Moines Iowa State Museum a few years ago. It is a very interesting place to visit. Continue reading Symmetry Attack…
I found this plaque in the State Capital in Des Moines Iowa. It says a lot about what the heart of America really means. It is a quote form St. Francis os Assisi in memory John F. Kennedy. Continue reading Be a Giver, Not a Taker….
Des Moines IA – Native Americans It has not been that many years ago that native Americans were treated and thought to be less than human. It is nice to see them getting more respect and recognized as the first citizens of America. Compared to them everyone else are immigrants. The statue above is from the grounds of the Des Moines Iowa statehouse. They have … Continue reading Celebrating Native Americans….
It is not everyday that you see such an assortment of eggs 🙂 I discovered this one at the Historical Center in Des Moines in 2010. Thought you might find it interesting. Continue reading A Box of Eggs…..
This was part of the village at the Farms. The main attraction were three farms representing different eras of America’s past. It was a neat place to visit. Continue reading Living History Farms, Des Moines–Sept 2010
Ok the picture above is of a bicycle rack. No there are no bicycles in it that is the rack. So in this case editing did not strecth the truth. This is one of many unique bicycle racks found in downtown Des Moines Iowa. We visited there in June of this year. It is a very interesting city and worth the four days we stayed … Continue reading Bicycle Rack??
The Des Moines Botanical Center is not one of the largest we have visited but it probably one of the best maintained (both inside and out). Date Visited June 2010 Continue reading Des Moines Botanical Center – Des Moines, IA
These pictures of the Iowa Historical Museum, that is in front of the Capital Building, were also taken during our June 2010 trip. Besides the Iowa political primaries section of the museum one of my favorite things was the skyscraper made from Leggo blocks that was in the lobby. Continue reading Iowa Historical Museum – Des Moines, IA
Here are some pictures from inside the Des Moines Capital building. I particularly like the library with the spiral staircase. As usual click on any photo below to see a larger image. Continue reading Inside the Capital Building – Des Moines, IA